The Wake Atoll commemorative team’s operation at the beginning of October, 2013 is progressing nicely. The initial phase of the operation, planning, is essentially complete and the Team has moved into equipment procurement and staging operations. The equipment will be pre-staged in California and Hawaii prior to transport to Wake. Staging, pre-testing, packing, and shipping under the direction of Tom, ND2T and Kimo, KH6U are major undertakings for DXpeditions and are essential to assure equipment arriving on-time and safely on Wake.
Our support Team has been expanded to include these additional Pilot Stations: Hiroo, JA1WSX (Japan/Asia); Stan, KH6CG (Oceania) and Rich, KY6R (USA). Additionally, Val, NV9L has agreed to be the chief pilot for the operation. As mentioned in the previous release, this support Team is an essential part of the DXpedition’s operation. The information they gather from the DX communities’ feedback during the event, allows the ‘on island team’ to adjust their activities to meet changing band conditions and optimize QSOs worldwide. Stu, K6TU will be developing in-depth propagation summaries which will be posted on our website and Don, N1DG has been guiding the team on Logistical issues. The Team wants to thank the DX Community, including generous worldwide Foundations and Clubs, equipment manufacturers and outlets for their outstanding support of the Wake Commemorative efforts. These DXpeditions are extremely expensive and could not be accomplished without the support of the entire DX Community. Please visit the wake2013.org website to view our Sponsors and make your personal donation.
Please check our website often for updates. http://www.wake2013.org/